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Sophie's Affirmation for NOW:

My home is always safe and filled with love.

Affirmations are short, clear statements of your desired goal designed to make positive changes in your life.  When you say exactly what it is you want without worrying about how you can make it happen, your mind begins doing the work for you.  As you become increasingly committed to your goals, the ways for them to happen will naturally begin to appear.

Affirmations must be completely positive, with no negative words or ideas.  Leave out words like "no, not, stop" anc concentrate on what you do want.  Make sure that each word in the affirmation is a word that you want to affirm.  For example, “I am debt-free” includes the word debt—something you definitely do not want to affirm.  If you want to be debt-free, affirm financial abundance and prosperity.  Try “I prosper in everything I do.”

Because the only person you can change is yourself, it’s good to begin your affirmations with "I...."  And make sure that you say your affirmations in the present tense, not in the future.  If you want strength, affirm “I am strong.”  Saying “I will be strong” or “I’m going to be strong” tells your mind that you don’t expect it to happen today.  And your mind knows that tomorrow never comes. 

Tape your affirmations to your bathroom mirror and read them every morning and every night.  Repeat them throughout the day whenever you hear yourself saying or thinking something negative.  If you feel afraid, take a deep breath and tell yourself, “I am safe.”  Whenever you feel frustrated, tell yourself, “I can do this.”

You can do it.  You can be the person you want to be.  Everything that you need already exists for you just as if you had ordered it on-line and were only awaiting its delivery.  When you understand and appreciate this truth, you begin to feel genuinely grateful.  That gratitude opens the door to abundance in your life. 

For help writing your own powerful affirmations, e-mail TokenofChange@yahoo.com.


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Notes and Affirmations for Healing
By Louise L. Hay
From You Can Heal Your Life (the movie)
♥You MUST FEEL the thought, the affirmation.
♥The universe loves grateful people.  The more grateful you are, the more you will have to be grateful for. 
♥Look for things to appreciate all around you. 
♥Forgive.  Release resentment.  Love yourself exactly as you are.   
♥Share the positive.  Focus on the solution.  Find the blessing.
I love myself just the way I am. 
I love and accept myself the way I am. 
My healing is already in process. 
I am willing to forgive. 
My body now restores itself to its natural state of good health.

I AM a beautiful person in charge of my own life. 
I AM a unique human being with integrity, dignity and respect. 
I AM a loving human being. 
I AM a motivated human being. 
I AM loving and lovable and happy. 
I AM willing to change. 
I AM gentle with myself as I learn a new way of living. 
I ACCEPT myself exactly as I am.  
I CELEBRATE my life today and take time to be grateful for . . . 
I LIVE life one day at a time with gratitude and joy always doing the next right thing.
I TAKE TIME today to be a human being rather than a human doing. 
I DO what is mine to do today. 
I AM glad I am anywhere in my recovery today. 
I LEARN and grow each day.  
I AM doing the best I can today. 
I AM a unique and precious human being with all the strength and wisdom to change for the good. 
I AM in charge of my own life today.  
I CHOOSE my attitude.